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Books Sandwiched In

One of FFRPL’s most popular programs, Books Sandwiched In (BSI) has been running continuously since 1956.

Each year, the Fall series of book reviews runs September through November and the Spring series runs March through May. Reviews are presented by experts in the field.

View/download the Fall 2022 BSI brochure here.

The Fall 2022 series will be held in person, in Central Library’s Kate Gleason Auditorium.

Advanced registration is required.

Register for the Nov. 22 BSI book review by Jim Maddison: “The Most Fun Thing”

Watch archived BSI reviews on the RPL YouTube Channel at ‘Rochester Public Library NY’

Fall 2022

Note: no BSI reviews were scheduled for Oct. 4, Oct. 25, or Nov. 1

Watch the review of “The Violence Project” held Sept. 27

View/download the handout about mass shootings from “The Violence Project” review

Watch the review of “Left on Tenth” held Oct. 11

Watch the review of “What the Ermine Saw” held Oct. 18

Watch the review of “Undelivered” held Nov. 8

Watch the review of “Under the Skin” held Nov. 15

View/download Dr. Clark’s PowerPoint presentation here.

Spring 2022 (click to view)

Fall 2021 (click to view)

Our review of  How the Word Is Passed was cancelled.

Spring 2021 (click to view)

BSI Spring 2021 was online only. Thanks to all our reviewers who submitted videos remotely for Fall 2020. Our roster focused on diversity and inclusion. Reviewer information is included on each video.

The final two BSI reviews originally scheduled — Hood Feminism and Ghosting the News were cancelled.

Fall 2020 (click to view)

Thanks to all our reviewers who submitted videos remotely for Fall 2020. Our roster focused on diversity and inclusion. Reviewer information is included on each video.

Spring 2020 (click to view)

Thanks to all our reviewers who submitted videos remotely for Spring 2020. Reviewer information is included on each video.

Spring and Fall 2019 (click to view)

Spring and Fall 2018 (click to view)

Spring and Fall 2017 (click to view)

Spring and Fall 2016 (click to view)